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MLA 2020: “The Unbearable Wrongness of Being”: Abjection, Power, and the Possibilities of the Human in Popular Culture

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:26am
Debarati Biswas/ Hunter College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

In her conversation with Katherine Mckittrick, Sylvia Wynter reminds us that black/lesbian/feminists in the sixties such as June Jordan took up and further elaborated “the color line’s range of subjectively experienced nonnormalcy of being.” They voiced their outcry against what Jordan defines as our “unbearable wrongness of being.” This panel examines the presidential theme of being human by shifting our gaze to the abject spaces and formulations that function to deny humanity to certain subjects. To create the “human” normative literary and cultural production interprets racialized and queer subjects through the lens of social death.

William Faulkner Society - MLA 2020 - Open Call

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

William Faulkner Society Open Call for Papers The William Faulkner Society is issuing an open call for papers. Submit 250-word individual abstracts or panel proposals with panel description, 250-word abstracts, and panelists' email addresses in Word attachments to Taylor Hagood at thagood@fau.edu.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2019

Taylor Hagood, Florida Atlantic U (thagood@fau.edu )

Du Bois, Darkwater, and the Modernisms of 1919

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Modernist Studies Association roundtable
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Roundtable on the global modernisms of 1919. Submissions particularly invited for contributors on W. E. B. Du Bois's Darkwater at the centenary of its composition.

MSA 2019: Toronto 

Unearthing Indigeneity and Color Lines from 1865 to 1965

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
DeLisa Hawkes & Tim Bruno/ U of Maryland - College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The annual conference of the Modern Language Association will meet on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, WA.

This special session seeks to recover forgotten authors’ lived responses to white supremacy beyond the black-white dichotomy. Focus will be on North American authors and justice movements from 1865-1965.

Please submit your 250-word proposal and brief C.V. to DeLisa Hawkes (dhawkes@umd.edu) and Tim Bruno (tbruno@umd.edu) by Friday, March 15, 2019. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

Life Writing and the Life of Faith

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Conference on Christianity and Literature / MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,

Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020

 

Pre-1900 American Literature

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:59am
SAMLA 91: Languages--Power, Identity, and Relationships
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

This panel welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Pre-1900 American Literature, although proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme of Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships are especially welcome. The SAMLA 91 conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8–10, 2019. By June 1, 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Caitlan Sumner, University of Alabama, at casumner@crimson.ua.edu.

CEA at SAMLA 91: Academic Panel Presentations Wanted

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:56am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 17, 2019

The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members on the special focus of the 91st SAMLA conference from November 8-10 in Atlanta: “Languages: Power, Identity and Relationships.” Presentations that celebrate “the power of language to change lives and make our world a better place for all” are particularly welcome.

Proposals can be pedagogical in nature or relate to any aspect of English studies. Scholars may also submit papers that are beyond this scope and/or unrelated to the SAMLA theme.

Are We in a New Southern Literary Renaissance?

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:52am
MLA Forum: LLC Southern United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The 2020 meeting of the Modern Language Association will mark the one hundred year anniversary of the reprint of H.L.

DEADLINE EXTENDED--Multicultural Literature in the Windy City, Midwest MLA, November 14-17, 2019, Chicago, IL

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Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:56pm
Christina Triezenberg/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

This year's MMLA conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers" offers a wealth of possibilities to explore the complex relationships that minority and immigrant communities have within the larger culture of the United States, as well as the ways in which literary texts communicate the realities of their experiences to a wider audience, particularly when they are introduced in the classroom.  With this in mind, the Multicultural Literature in the Classroom section seeks papers that explore the often conflicted relationships that minorities and immigrants have with the communities around them, as well as the ways in which minority and immigrant populations enrich and strengthen the communities of which they are apart, even as they strive to main

Archival Discoveries and Scholarly Bibliographies

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:37am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship published by Penn State UP, invites submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery. The journal also publishes scholarly bibliographies and other bibliographical overviews. Typical contributions include newly discovered letters and documents, checklists of primary and/or secondary writings about American authors, and biographical and compositional studies drawn from archival materials.

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